The internet is full of false information and ads. Sometimes it can be challenging to decipher the validity of content.
It is important to learn how to critically evaluate online material for several reasons:
- You want to know what type of information is trustworthy online.
- You want to be an informed digital citizen.
- You want to ensure that the information that you are using for a school assignment is factual.
The purpose of “Two Truths and a Lie Online” is to teach you how to critically evaluate online resources so that you can be both an informed consumer and producer of digital content. So, let’s get started!
A Note for Instructors Wishing to Use this Mini-Unit with Their Students:
This course was developed as a joint project by Deirdre Grace, Erica Hargreave, Sarah McLean, and Jeff Tan, as a part of our Master of Educational Technology at UBC. You are welcome to use and modify the content here for non-commercial use, provided you credit the lesson author, and link to the course or specific lessons you are using on our StoryToGo Classroom site. Thank you!
You will be able to see and access this full mini-unit, without logging into the StoryToGo Classroom site, as will your students. This gives you the choice, as the instructor, as to whether you wish to have your students do the readings and review the activities online and then have the discussions and craft the Two Truths and A Lie games face-to-face in the classroom, or whether you and your students would like to sign-up for free as Users on the site and take part in the discussions and activities in the online forum associated with the mini-unit.
If you choose to use the course in its entirety online, then please email the site admin at admin[at]storytogo.ca, and we will create a section of the course on the site for you, in which you will be made the Instructor of. This will give you the ability to make edits to the course, so that you can tailor it for your class and your students. Your students would then need to sign up as Users on the site to access the use of the Discussion Forums.